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Karin Laine, soprano, has sung as a concert soloist, opera performer and jazz singer on stages in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. She made her debut at Carnegie hall on March 11th, 2012 singing the solo work for Ralph Johnson’s House of Peace. She was most recently heard in the role of Gabriel in Haydn’s Creation in Bronxville, NY and as Dorabella in Così fan tutte under the baton of Maestro Jason Tramm in Summit, New Jersey. Karin attended St. Olaf College as an undergraduate and earned a Master’s Degree from University of Iowa. She did post graduate work at New England Conservatory. Here in New York she is a member of the Concordia Camarata and sang Micaëla and Frasquita from Carmen with DiCapo Opera Theatre Scenes.
She has often been cast in the role of Musetta from La Bohème, most recently with Shaker Mountain Opera Company. Other frequent roles include Suzanna from La nozze di Figaro and Zerlina from Don Giovanni. A 20th Century enthusiast, Karin has often been asked to premier new works including several works by John Kramer and Four Love Songs in Greek by Katerina Stamatelos. Prominent teachers and coaches include Richard Hughes, Anna Vikre, Gary Kendall, Kathy Olsen and Arlene Shrut. Karin attended Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dorian Opera Theater, VoicExperience and Shaker Mountain Opera as part of her training. She was a twice recipient of the Symphony Guild Awards as a pianist and vocalist and was the winner of the MTNA Regional Vocal Awards. She lives in Westchester with her husband and son.